Wow. After the deep freeze we were in for the prior 3 days, it sure was nice to have a day like this one. The temperatures were in the high 20’s with hardly a breath of wind.
Imperial Bowl. Isn’t that a sight
We headed for P10 to ski the Centennial Bumps and work on speed control in the steeps. With lots of practice we developed the ability to engage the ski from the beginning of the turn. Also, we began to actively steer the ski. We did this by taking off one ski and practice doing “donuts” in the snow.
Keeping the outside hip over a very slightly edged ski we began to turn and skid the ski in an arc. Like Edison, we found a number of ways that didn’t work, however everyone was able to complete the exercise. We took this on the mountain. The task after the exercise. “after the 3rd turn, maintain your speed at a constant rate. Regardless of the pitch. It took a days worth of practice, but the good news. Lots of success.
Patricia. Arcing down Frosty’s
We also spoke about the Bamboo tree. It take 5 years for the Bamboo tree to sprout above the ground. And during that time it is easy for one to give up on it. However, on that 5th year it goes from spout to 80’+. Could you imagine what those that did not know what the Bamboo farmer was doing. They must think the farmer as crazy. But that is what it take. The Quantum Leap is simply a myth. Lasting success takes many many little steps. And to paraphrase Tom Watson of IBM, “to be a success, one must double the rate of failure”.
Video Highlights of the day:
We are doing well. And the goal remains the same, be safe, have fun, and improve.
The Photo Album
to your sliding success,